Do you get sick often? Hi, it’s Shinko, and I’m passionate about living a natural lifestyle. Being sick is not fun. Remembering my childhood back home in Japan, I used to get sick a lot since I had severe asthma. Sadly, I got trapped in a vicious cycle of getting sick and getting better. I would get sick, and my doctor would give me a shot or an antibiotic to treat the infection, and the cycle went on and on. Honestly, I didn’t know till I moved to Canada that no shots or antibiotics in the world can fight colds or flu! If so, why did the doctor give me all the unnecessary drugs back then???
Much later on, I learned the overuse of antibiotics could weaken the immune system, which means I can get sick more often. Even worse, it can create antibiotic-resistant bacteria called superbugs! That was when I started looking for ways to strengthen my immune function naturally.
And guess what I found out? At a summer camp, I was introduced to an essential oil blend called Thieves, which supports healthy immune function, promotes respiratory health and fights sinus congestion. With absolutely nothing to lose, I jumped right in and started using the oil day and night. Do you know what happened? I realized I got sick less and wasn’t afraid of the cold and flu season anymore!
By the way, do you know why the oil blend is called Thieves? Well, there is a story behind the name. The story goes, in the 15th century, a group of four French thieves got caught stealing from the Black Death Victims. When captured, in exchange for a lesser charge, the thieves disclosed the secret formula of the herbs, spices and oils they used to ward off infection, hence the name. If you would like to learn more about the legend, please contact me. I will be happy to share the story in detail.
What are the ingredients of Thieves oil? Thieves consists of Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. Can you guess what the smell reminds me of? Christmas! Perhaps it’s the combination of Cinnamon and Clove; our house smells like Christmas whenever we diffuse the oil in our kitchen!
Curious to know what these single oils have been used for individually? Well, history has the answers! Cinnamon; for example, has been used to help with coughing, hoarseness and sore throats since the Middle Ages. In India, the healers have used Cloves since ancient times to take care of respiratory health. Egyptians and Romans have used Lemon to ward off infections. Eucalyptus oil was in significant demand during the global influenza pandemic of 1918-19. In French hospitals, it was a custom to burn Rosemary to purify the air and prevent infection. Formulated as a blend, can you see why Thieves is a go-to oil, especially during a cold and flu season?
In sum, Thieves oil is for combating whatever yuks come your way! For more information, watch the other videos listed below! Questions? Please contact me!
Are you wondering where the oil is from and how it’s made? Stay tuned because tomorrow I will show what goes on behind the scenes of Thieves oil production! Remember, a healthy home starts with essential oils. Be oily, and be happy!